IIRC, it is actually an early version of the bat-winged article of clothing that was mentioned. There is also a picture of one in the version of Musashi's Book of Five Rings...it's a painting of Musashi, and he's wearing something like this.
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Sent: Friday, February 22, 2002 1:24 PM
Subject: Re: [SCA-JML] Question about Omi from TV Shogun....
Very possibly incorrect recollections:
I have seen this garment in movies, and I think in a book or pattern, but I
cannot quite remember the name. Could it be a jinbaori (sp?) ? As I recall,
you can do quite a number of variations on the basic haori, which is
essentially a short kosode without the overlap panels added - with sleeves or
without (and different shapes of sleeves), with side seams sewn or with them
open or semi open with a chain stitch, with a split back hem or without, etc.
etc. Amazing what you can do with just a bunch of rectangles. My favorite
sewing utensils are a rafter square and a chalk line. :-)
> Ohayou gozaimasu List-dono..
> I am looking for an article of clothing that I have seen worn in the
> TV version of Jame's Clavell's Shogun....
> It is worn by Omi-san...Lord Yabu's samurai....it is worn over the
> kosode and hakama...and looks sort of like an haori jacket without
> sleeves....other military men in the movie also wear it...
> It seems to be sewn up the side, unlike a kataginu in a
> kamishimo...and it didn't seem to have the pleating at the shoulders
> to make the 'batwing'...but...it did seem to be either slightly
> starched or made of stiff fabric...so that there was a slight
> 'peak'...I was told it might be called a kami-ko...but I am not sure..
> My question is...could one use a haori pattern and leave off the
> sleeves...or..is it a different cut...<it does seem narrower in the
> body>...and it also seemed to have a different collar...it seemed to
> me that unlike a kosode collar...that sits up at the nape of the neck
> and flat along the front of the body...that this one either folded in
> the center...or at the sewing line attaching it to the body of the
> item, so that it lay back against the fabric of the body...and seemed
> to be made of a different fabric...is this so? Does anyone know what
> I am talking about?? <grin> <don't worry...half of the time I don't
> know what I am talking about...<grin>>
> Shou-roku-i Oumi no Matashichiro Moromichi <pending>
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